Hunt v. Colvin
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION re 23 Stipulated MOTION to Remand filed by Carolyn W Colvin. Noting Date 3/14/2016, by Hon. Brian A Tsuchida. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order, # 2 Proposed Judgment) (AD)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
8 TINCY LEE HUNT,
Case No. C15-1340-RSM-BAT
11 CAROLYN W. COLVIN, Commissioner of
Plaintiff appeals the denial of his applications for disability benefits. Dkt. 3. The parties
15 stipulate the case should be reversed and remanded. Dkt. 23. The Court has considered the
16 stipulation and the record and recommends the case be REVERSED and REMANDED under
17 sentence four of 42 U.S.C. § 405(g).
Upon remand, the ALJ will offer the claimant a new hearing, take any further action
19 needed to complete the administrative record and issue a new decision. The ALJ will consider
20 all evidence in the record, including treatment records by Michelle Zhong, M.D.; further evaluate
21 the claimant’s residual functional capacity and, in so doing, obtain medical expert evidence and
22 reconsider the opinion evidence, including the opinions of Ann Alvarez, M.D., and Mumin
23 Dimbil, M.D.; if warranted, obtain supplemental vocational expert evidence to determine if jobs
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1 exist in significant numbers in the national economy that the claimant can perform given her
2 limitations; and issue a new decision.
The parties further stipulate that Ms. Hunt will be entitled to reasonable attorney pursuant
4 to 28 U.S.C. § 2412 et seq.
Because the parties have stipulated the case be remanded as set forth above, the Court
6 recommends that Chief United States District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez immediately approve
7 this Report and Recommendation and order the case REVERSED and REMANDED for further
8 administrative proceedings as set forth above. A proposed order accompanies this Report and
DATED this 14th day of March, 2016.
BRIAN A. TSUCHIDA
United States Magistrate Judge
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